13th February 2006

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Jackson To Go Gospel On Latest Album

Country crooner ALAN JACKSON is turning an album of gospel tunes he originally recorded as a Christmas present to his mother into his latest...

13th February 2006 2:51



Blige Disgusted By Sexy Young Stars

R+B singer MARY J BLIGE is horrified every time she turns on MTV and sees sexy young singers writhing around in skimpy outfits. The I'M GOIN' DOWN...

13th February 2006 2:51



One Million Fans Expected At Stones Rio Gig

THE ROLLING STONES and one million of their fans will take over one of Brazil's famed beaches for a free rock and roll extravaganza on Saturday night...

13th February 2006 2:51



Glitter Banned From Seeing Son

Disgraced British glam rocker GARY GLITTER has been banned from seeing his son, following his arrest for committing obscene acts against two young...

13th February 2006 2:51



Stars Pay Tribute To J Dilla

LATEST: Urban stars AHMIR '?UESTLOVE' THOMPSON, PROOF, T3 and RJ RICE have paid tribute to late hip-hop producer J DILLA, who died on Friday...

13th February 2006 2:51



Busta Misses Bodyguard's Funeral

LATEST: Rap star BUSTA RHYMES was a no-show at the funeral for his slain bodyguard on Friday (10FEB06) and is still wanted by the police for...

13th February 2006 2:51



Fascinating Fact 998

Actor GEORGE CLOONEY is nominated for an Oscar for co-writing the screenplay for GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK, which puts him up against STEPHEN GAGHAN,...

13th February 2006 2:51



Weisz Given Birthing Advice From African Villagers

THE CONSTANT GARDENER star RACHEL WEISZ was bombarded with advice from local African women who actually thought she was pregnant while shooting the...

13th February 2006 2:51



Fascinating Fact 997

Hunky GREY'S ANATOMY star PATRICK DEMPSEY began his career as a juggling, unicycle-riding clown.

13th February 2006 2:51



Bettany Quit Smoking Because Of Son

A BEAUTIFUL MIND star PAUL BETTANY was shocked into quitting smoking after seeing his son, STELLAN, mimicking his bad behaviour. The English...

13th February 2006 2:51



Pink Panther Pounces To Top Of The Us Box Office

Comedian STEVE MARTIN'S portrayal of INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU in THE PINK PANTHER pounced to the top of the US box office with a $21.7 million (GBP12...

13th February 2006 2:51



Brokeback Mountain Shirts Auctioned On Ebay

Shirts worn by HEATH LEDGER and JAKE GYLLENHAAL in BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN are being auctioned off on website eBay.com for charity. The two men's...

13th February 2006 2:51



Newton Laughs Off Bond Girls Rumours

British actress THANDIE NEWTON has laughed off reports she is set to become the next JAMES BOND girl opposite DANIEL CRAIG. The MUNICH heart-throb...

13th February 2006 2:51



Jaws Author Dies

JAWS author PETER BENCHLEY died in his Princeton, New Jersey home on Saturday night (11FEB06). He was 65. The writer, whose 1974 best-selling...

13th February 2006 2:51



Redford: 'Sundance Is Getting Out Of Control'

Hollywood veteran ROBERT REDFORD fears his Sundance Film Festival is growing too big, after seeing celebrities like PARIS HILTON attend the event. ...

13th February 2006 2:51



Fascinating Fact 996

In 1985, four-year-old ALICIA KEYS made a guest appearance on THE COSBY SHOW, as one of the guests at RUDY's (KESHIA KNIGHT PULLIAM) slumber party.

13th February 2006 2:51



Dancing Drew Hopes Baby Is On Time

NICK LACHEY's brother DREW is begging his wife to stay calm and collected as he competes for first place in TV dance contest DANCING WITH THE STARS -...

13th February 2006 2:51



Fascinating Fact 995

GOOD CHARLOTTE rocker JOEL MADDEN has a tattoo of a bee on his arm in honour of his girlfriend HILARY DUFF. It's her nickname - he calls her his...

13th February 2006 2:51



Sayer Hits No 1 After Long Hiatus

Seventies singer LEO SAYER has returned to the top of the UK singles chart - after a 29 year hiatus. The curly-haired star's 1977 song THUNDER IN...

13th February 2006 2:51



The Things They Say 1300

"I had a platinum plaque when I was 19... I was making $60,000 or $75,000-a-year by the age of 20 or 21." KANYE WEST was a businessman from a young...

13th February 2006 9:06



Kasabian Hail Monkeys

Rockers KASABIAN have hailed newcomers ARCTIC MONKEYS as the saviours of British music, insisting they should be named British Breakthrough Act at...

13th February 2006 9:06



Blige Plans Autobiography In 45 Years

Soul star MARY J BLIGE is baffled by young stars releasing autobiographies, insisting she won't tell her life story until she's 80 years old. The...

13th February 2006 9:06



Hard-fi Ask Madonna For Cover

British rockers HARD-FI are desperate for superstar MADONNA to cover one of their songs. The HARD TO BEAT foursome are up for two Brit Awards on...

13th February 2006 9:06



Sammy Davis Jr Musical Set To Debut

A new musical based on the life of legendary performer SAMMY DAVIS JR is set to debut on 22 February (06) in Connecticut. MR BONJANGLES: THE...

13th February 2006 9:06



Sugababes Upset Over Brits Snub

British pop trio SUGABABES are upset they have not been nominated in the Best Pop Act category at Wednesday's (15FEB06) Brit Awards, because they...

13th February 2006 9:06



Blunt Hits Back At Weller

LATEST: Singer/songwriter JAMES BLUNT has hit back at PAUL WELLER, declaring he "doesn't care" what the rock veteran thinks of him. The former THE...

13th February 2006 9:06



The Things They Say 1301

"My parents had a swing, a trapeze and a trampoline in their apartment. I was inspired by that idea." SHOPGIRL star CLAIRE DANES learned circus...

13th February 2006 9:06



Sutherland Gets High On Cooking

Reformed Hollywood badboy KIEFER SUTHERLAND has found a new way to get high since he quit drugs - cooking. The 24 star is now clean after...

13th February 2006 9:06



Fascinating Fact 999

CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON star MICHELLE YEOH is the only actress JACKIE CHAN allows to perform her own stunts on his movies.

13th February 2006 9:06



Weaver's Role Research Teaches Her Absurdity Of Life

Actress SIGOURNEY WEAVER has come to view everyday life as absurd, after spending time with a group of autistic people changed her worldly...

13th February 2006 9:06



Clooney Depressed About Weight Gain

Actor GEORGE CLOONEY is depressed he managed to pile on so much weight so quickly for his role as CIA operative BOB BARNES in SYRIANA. The...

13th February 2006 9:06



Denton Baffled By Housewives 'Rivalries' Reports

DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES hunk JAMES DENTON was shocked to read reports of his female co-stars' alleged rivalry, insisting the sexy actresses all get...

13th February 2006 9:06



Campbell Puts Horror Past Behind Her

Canadian actress NEVE CAMPBELL hopes her London theatre debut will silence critics who try to label her a horror movie star. Despite starring in...

13th February 2006 9:06



Winfrey Vows To Keep Her Private Life Private

Chat show host OPRAH WINFREY is baffled when her private life is featured in tabloids, because she always keeps her relationship behind closed...

13th February 2006 9:06



Blige Buries Her Diva Persona

MARY J BLIGE is proud to be low-maintenance, after throwing tantrums and being a "terrible person" during her drink and drug addictions. Blige...

13th February 2006 9:06



Lachapelle Slams Simpson Sisters

Photographer DAVID LaCHAPELLE has hit pop sisters JESSICA and ASHLEE SIMPSON with a $10,000 (GBP5,500) bill after they cancelled a raunchy photo...

13th February 2006 14:07



Janet Ordered To Lose Weight?

Pop superstar JANET JACKSON has reportedly been ordered to lose weight immediately - or face being dumped by her record label. The RHYTHM NATION...

13th February 2006 14:07



Stallone To Helm Rambo 4

SYLVESTER STALLONE has signed up to direct RAMBO 4 when he finishes work on ROCKY BALBOA - the sixth installment in the boxing movie series. The...

13th February 2006 14:07



Thai Film Chief Quits

Thailand's film industry chief SOMSAK TECHARATANAPRASERT has resigned from his post after boycotting preparations for the Bangkok International Film...

13th February 2006 14:07



Prince William Building Lovenest

British royal PRINCE WILLIAM and his girlfriend KATE MIDDLETON will soon have their own private lovenest - built on QUEEN ELIZABETH II's Balmoral...

13th February 2006 14:07



Hungarian Pm Mimics Grant

British actor HUGH GRANT has found fans in high places after Hungarian Prime Minister FERENC GYURCSANY revealed his fondness for the star in an...

13th February 2006 14:07



Cruise Blasts Biographer's Gay Porn Mole

TOM CRUISE is threatening to sue acclaimed biographer ANDREW MORTON after discovering he has hired a gay porn star to shed light on his private...

13th February 2006 14:07



Ferguson Finds Love

Former THREE DEGREES star SHEILA FERGUSON has put the racial abuse she suffered at an English theatre behind her, after falling love with a stagehand...

13th February 2006 14:07



Sayer To Return To Britain

Seventies singer LEO SAYER is planning to return to Britain following his return to the top of the UK charts - after a hiatus spanning nearly three...

13th February 2006 14:07



Stewart Considers Living In Las Vegas

British rocker ROD STEWART has been offered the chance to wow fans every night, with a residency in Las Vegas, Nevada. The MAGGIE MAY hitmaker,...

13th February 2006 14:07



Bocelli Under Fire For Musical Criticism

ANDREA BOCELLI has come under fire from his rival VITTORIO GRIGOLO, after the blind tenor slammed modern music's lack of creativity. The...

13th February 2006 14:07



Doherty: 'Fame Made Me An Addict'

Troubled rocker PETE DOHERTY blames his celebrity status for his drug addiction, despite claiming he isn't "much of a junkie". The BABYSHAMBLES...

13th February 2006 14:07



Meat Loaf Plane Forced Off Runway

Rocker MEAT LOAF narrowly avoided injury after an over-loaded jet bringing him to England almost lost control when it landed in Manchester. The...

13th February 2006 14:07



Mac Gets Serious

American comedian BERNIE MAC is abandoning his funnyman persona to star in his first serious screen drama - PDR (PHILADELPHIA DEPARTMENT OF...

13th February 2006 14:07



Jordan Shelves Borgia Biopic

NEIL JORDAN has pulled out making proposed movie BORGIA - even though COLIN FARRELL and SCARLET JOHANNSON were lined up to star. The real-life...

13th February 2006 14:07



Chitty Chitty Child Star Blames Early Fame For Ruining Her Life

Former CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG child star HEATHER RIPLEY blames her early brush with fame for ruining her life and leaving her in therapy. The...

13th February 2006 14:07



West Blames Vote-sharing For Grammy Album Loss

Rapper KANYE WEST holds vote-sharing responsible for losing out to U2 for the Grammy Album of the Year award. But West, who walked away with three...

13th February 2006 17:17



Rossellini Remembers Her Father In Memoirs

ISABELLA ROSSELLINI has a special gift for her late father ROBERTO ROSSELLINI's 100th birthday in May (08MAY06) - she has written a book in...

13th February 2006 17:17



Statham To Attend Brook-zane Nuptials?

Actress KELLY BROOK is so close to ex-boyfriend JASON STATHAM, he may attend her upcoming wedding to Hollywood star BILLY ZANE. The British beauty...

13th February 2006 17:17



Cinema For Peace Honours Good Night, And Good Luck

GEORGE CLOONEY's GOOD NIGHT, AND GOOD LUCK will be honoured as the Most Valuable Movie Of The Year at today's (13FEB06) charity event Cinema For...

13th February 2006 17:17



Weller: 'I'm Not Middle Class'

Veteran rocker PAUL WELLER refuses to be branded middle class simply because he has money and a large house. The former THE JAM and STYLE COUNCIL...

13th February 2006 17:17



The Things They Say 1302

"I am more famous now. And that means more money!" JOHN LEGEND is thrilled with his three Grammy wins last week (08FEB06).

13th February 2006 17:17



Norah Jones' Hollywood Debut

Singer/songwriter Norah Jones is set to make her Hollywood breakthrough - in a film by acclaimed Hong Kong director WONG KAR WAI. Working under...

13th February 2006 17:17



Dmc Gets Political For New Album

Hip-hop star DARRYL 'DMC' McDANIELS has given his new album a political twist - because he feels current affairs are more important than lyrics...

13th February 2006 17:17



Chris Martin: 'Coldplay Are The Greatest'

COLDPLAY frontman CHRIS MARTIN has claimed the band's next album will not just the best they have ever done - it will be the best in history. The...

13th February 2006 17:17



Bjork Blown Away By Banda Aceh Visit

Icelandic star BJORK is struggling to come to terms with her visit to Banda Aceh in Indonesia last month (JAN06). The PLAY DEAD singer visited the...

13th February 2006 17:17



Q-tip And Common To Host J Dilla Memorial Gig

LATEST: Rappers Q-TIP AND COMMON will be responsible for organising a memorial concert for the late hip-hop producer J DILLA, who died on 10 February...

13th February 2006 17:17



The Things They Say 1303

"This dignity stuff is getting rather boring and I should really stop. What do they call me? 'The wise man who's always protecting white men?'"...

13th February 2006 17:17



Campbell Dismisses Sex Symbol Status

Sultry actress NEVE CAMPBELL finds it difficult to consider herself beautiful - despite having become a popular men's pin-up. The SCREAM star,...

13th February 2006 17:17



Sutherland: 'Jack Should Die'

KIEFER SUTHERLAND insists his character JACK BAUER in TV thriller 24 should die if the show is to have a good ending. The Hollywood star, who has...

13th February 2006 17:17



Serkis Requests Meeting With Child-killer Brady

Actor ANDY SERKIS wants to meet serial killer IAN BRADY - in preparation for his portrayal of the infamous murderer on a new British television...

13th February 2006 17:17



Freeman Nervous Of Romantic Roles

Revered actor MORGAN FREEMAN is anxious about his role in forthcoming film 10 ITEMS OR LESS, because it will be his first romantic lead since an...

13th February 2006 17:17



Altman's Home Companion Becomes Berlinale Favorite

The Berlin Film Festival on its fourth day already had a clear front-runner in the competition for its top Golden Bear award -- Robert Altman's A...

13th February 2006 18:13



What Does Ovitz Know About That Dead Fish?

Former Los Angeles Times reporter Anita Busch has subpoenaed former super agent and Disney President Michael Ovitz to give a deposition in her...

13th February 2006 18:13



Winning By Censoring

In order to gain a PC rating for the new Pink Panther movie, Sony movie chief Amy Pascal ordered numerous cuts in the film, including references to...

13th February 2006 18:13



Sony Tickled Pink By Panther Win

In a shot-in-the-dark surprise, the Steve Martin version of The Pink Panther opened with $21.7 million over the weekend, well above estimates. It...

13th February 2006 18:13



Giants Bt, Virgin, Microsoft To Provide Tv To Handsets

The British telephone company BT Group, along with British cell-phone provider Virgin Mobile and Microsoft, is reportedly teaming up to launch the...

13th February 2006 18:13



Abc Likely To Lose Both Anchors For World News Tonight

Talk about a "complicated pregnancy" -- ABC is now facing the question of who will replace Elizabeth Vargas on World News Tonight when she gives...

13th February 2006 18:13



Nbc's Ratings Down For Olympics; Profits Up

NBC Universal, which paid $613 million for broadcast rights to the two-week Winter Olympics from Turin, Italy, will gross about $900 million from...

13th February 2006 18:13



Olympics Beats Housewives, Loses To Anatomy

On Sunday night, NBC's coverage of the Winter Olympics edged out ABC's Desperate Housewives in the 9:00 p.m. hour, as the Olympics scored a 14.7...

13th February 2006 18:13



Nbc Ices Ratings Victory At Turin

Like some returning Olympic medalists, NBC's coverage of the Torino Games performed strongly between Friday and Sunday (Friday's ratings were the...

13th February 2006 18:13



Montreal Filmfest Fades Out After One Year

The New Montreal FilmFest, which launched last September with the intent of stealing the thunder away from the long-established Montreal World Film...

13th February 2006 18:13



Disney Regains Rights To Oswald The Lucky Rabbit

Animation giant Disney has regained the rights to cartoon character OSWALD THE LUCKY RABBIT, the forerunner to MICKEY MOUSE. Late animator WALT...

13th February 2006 21:22



Ledger Courted For Rock Role

BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN star HEATH LEDGER is reportedly in negotiations to go gay again in a new movie about screen icon ROCK HUDSON. Leading movie...

13th February 2006 21:22



Blige 'Held Back' By Unsupportive Family

Soul queen MARY J BLIGE is still furious over the way she was treated by some of her relatives when growing up. The NO MORE DRAMA hitmaker insists...

13th February 2006 21:22



Mtv UKraine Set To Launch

MTV is launching a new version of its hit international music channel in the Ukraine. MTV vice-president DEAN POSSENNINSKIE, responsible for...

13th February 2006 21:22



Pink Floyd Land Playboy Honour

Rock legends PINK FLOYD have been inducted into Playboy magazine's Hall of Fame for their "unprecedented combined commercial and musical gravitas". ...

13th February 2006 21:22



Ford Fights Off Hilton With Bodyguard Warning

BACKSTREET BOYS star NICK CARTER's ex-girlfriend WILLA FORD avoided a Las Vegas, Nevada, nightclub fight with PARIS HILTON by warning the heiress'...

13th February 2006 21:22



Spears Heads To New Orleans For Mardi Gras

Pop princess BRITNEY SPEARS will be heading to New Orleans, Louisiana to attend the first Mardi Gras celebration since Hurricane Katrina hit last...

13th February 2006 21:22



Whitney Goes For Gold

WHITNEY HOUSTON is set to make another live comeback at the Winter Olympics in Torino (Turin), Italy, when she performs at an upcoming medals...

13th February 2006 21:22



Dmc Grateful For Adoption Revelation

Hip-hop star DARRYL 'DMC' McDANIELS is thankful he was given up for adoption because it indirectly contributed to his successful music career. ...

13th February 2006 21:22



Van Halen To Be Next Reality Rock Stars?

Rock group VAN HALEN will be the next big reality stars when they look for their new lead singer on reality talent show ROCK STAR: THE SERIES. The...

13th February 2006 21:22



Stapp Arrested One Day After Wedding

Former CREED frontman SCOTT STAPP was arrested on Saturday (11FEB06) at the Los Angeles airport for public intoxication - while trying to leave on...

13th February 2006 21:22



The Things They Say 1305

"Every black American is bi-lingual." Funnyman DAVE CHAPPELLE insists all African-Americans speak both American and "jive."

13th February 2006 21:22



The Things They Say 1304

"Next year I will be the butt of all the jokes, so it's cyclical." Actor GEORGE CLOONEY on having three Oscar nominations this year.

13th February 2006 21:22



Tarantino Heats Up Sweden

KILL BILL director QUENTIN TARANTINO is raising eyebrows in Sweden after being caught furiously kissing a woman in a bar. The director is in...

13th February 2006 21:22



Desperate Housewife Cashing In With Dolls

LATEST: DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES star NICOLLETTE SHERIDAN will pick up a cool $10,000 (GBP5,555) when she performs with burlesque review the PUSSYCAT...

13th February 2006 21:22



Eichinger Plans Terrorism Film

DOWNFALL producer BERND EICHINGER is to turn his attention from ADOLF HITLER's life to another shameful part of German history - terror group the Red...

13th February 2006 21:22



Campbell Had Stalkers After Scream

Actress NEVE CAMPBELL was terrorised by a string of stalkers after the SCREAM horror films brought her international fame. The 32-year-old, who...

13th February 2006 21:22



Commander In Chief Gets Early Send Off

LATEST: US TV network ABC is pulling COMMANDER IN CHIEF off its schedule even earlier than anticipated, due to poor ratings. The GEENA DAVIS drama...

13th February 2006 21:22


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